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LCM joins National Farmers Market Week celebration

Ligonier Country Market will take part in National Farmers Market Week celebrations Aug. 12 with the dedication of a bench recognizing the market’s founding fathers. The 12:30 p.m. More...

General News

19 attorneys general seek military transgender protections

HONOLULU (AP) — The top legal officers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have asked Congress to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination against transgender service members.  More...

Fake minister, second man charged with forcing addicts to steal

(AP) — A self-styled minister who claimed to run a Pennsylvania transitional housing program held at least five drug addicts against their will, forcing them to steal expensive video-game systems and provide sex in exchange for crack cocaine an More...

Lifetime movie ‘Flint’ dramatizes city’s water crisis

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city’s tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie dramatizing it.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Taking the cure for writer’s muddle

Writer's block has never been a problem for me.  Now a cynic might suggest that's because I'm not much of a writer. And I wouldn't argue with that assertion.  More...

Bulletin Board

Aspecial memorial Mass in honor of the late Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30, in St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Unity Township. More...

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Campus Corner

St. Vincent College names 672 students to spring semester dean’s list

Six hundred seventy-two students were named to the dean’s list of St. Vincent College for the spring 2017 semester, according to Alice Kaylor, dean of studies. More...

Adams Memorial Library outlines August programs

Adams Memorial Library adult events coordinator Laura Starzynski announced these August programs:  AUTHOR EVENT: MICHAEL SIMS  Thursday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m.  More...

SkyWatch Aug. 5 at Science Center

Carnegie Science Center’s next SkyWatch event happens on Saturday, Aug. 5. Visitors to the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta should plan to finish a day of fun with a look at the stars over the three rivers.  More...

Have any interesting Arnold Palmer stories to share?

For professional reasons, I was pleased when an editor for Triumph Books called to ask if I had any good Arnold Palmer stories.  I told him I did.  I was privileged to interview him nearly 100 times since 1998, the bulk of them being hour-l More...

Latrobe native Keim to hold CD release party for new album

Latrobe native Zack Keim is trying to turn a hobby into a career.  He’s well on his way toward realizing his dream.  Keim, already an accomplished artist with the Nox Boys, recently released his debut solo album and will hold a releas More...

Local & State News

Sen. Bob Casey easily leads pack in fundraising in bid for third term

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey easily leads the pack in fundraising as he runs for a third term in next year’s election.  More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 31   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  TUESDAY, AUG. More...

Sheriff accused of sending porn emails to deputy resigns

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

World News

Pakistan’s prime minister resigns after high court ruling

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan’s beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down Friday after the Supreme Court ordered him removed from office over allegations of corruption, plunging the nuclear-armed nation into a political crisis.  More...

Trump pushes out Priebus, names Kelly WH chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus.  More...

Awild week highlights White House, Congress divide

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House sits two miles from the U.S. Capitol, but this week, it might as well have been a world away.  More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe showcases new athletic complex during Steelers’ first training camp practice

The Greater Latrobe School District had an opportunity to showcase its new athletic complex to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Heavy rains in the afternoon forced the Steelers to move Friday’s first training camp practice to the Greater Latrobe More...

Steelers’ Villanueva pleased with new, ‘fair’ contract

Alejandro Villanueva had one concern during his contract negotiations with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The 6-foot-9, 320-pound left tackle just wanted a fair deal.  More...

Steelers’ training camp schedule

(NOTE: Afternoon and night practices only open to public. Camp schedule for St. Vincent College, Latrobe, unless otherwise noted. SVC campus opens to fans at noon. Schedule and times subject to change. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Atomic Blonde,’ Theron heats up the Cold War

People don't usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the "action" happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. More...

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood buy wedding gifts for fans

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Married country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are sharing the love by handing out wedding gifts to fans.  More...

Fulfilling a ‘Teenage Dream’: Katy Perry to host MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready to roar with Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards: The pop star is hosting the show next month. MTV announced Thursday that Perry will host the Aug. 27 event at the Forum in Inglewood, California. More...

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